The Cisco ASA 5500 Series brings a new level of integrated security performance to networks with its highly effective IPS services and multiprocessor hardware architecture. This architecture allows businesses to adapt and extend the high-performance security services profile of the Cisco ASA 5500 Series. Customers can add additional high-performance services using security services modules with dedicated security co-processors, and can custom-tailor flow-specific policies using a highly flexible policy framework. This adaptable architecture enables businesses to deploy new security services when and where they are needed, such as adding the broad range of intrusion prevention and advanced antiworm services delivered by the IPS modules via the AIP SSM and AIP SSC, or the comprehensive malware protection and content security services enabled by the CSC SSM. Further, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series architecture allows Cisco to introduce new services to address new threats, giving businesses outstanding investment protection.
ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances